Friday, December 2, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Crossroad Arts Opens New Exhibit

Image 1: Artist Emma Pattemore showing exhibition visitors her work. Photo Credit: Crossroad Arts

Image 2: Artist Sue Nami with their work. Photo Credit: Crossroad Arts

Image 3: Cynthia Gregg and Exhibition Visitors. Photo Credit: Alison Richardson

Crossroad Arts has again thrown open their doors to the community with their walls adorned by the art of a number of talented local artists.

Artists including Emma Pattermore, Cynthia Gregg, Hahn Izard, Sue Nami, Bonnie Keam, Jewels Ibby, and Carly Lange are displaying their works at the Street View Gallery which opened on November 21 and will welcome visitors through to December 12.

The exhibit is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm at 55 Wood Street, Mackay.

The Street View Gallery addresses a gap in the Mackay artist community for emerging artists and those living with disability to exhibit their work.

Artists with mental health conditions, neurodivergence and those who identify as First Nations or LGBTIQA+ were also encouraged to apply to the three exhibitions across the year.

Artist Emma Patterson describes what an opportunity like the Street View Gallery means to her as an emerging artist.

“I would say the main thing I have been wanting is to be more involved in the art community and having the experience of exhibiting,” Emma said.

“I have never exhibited my recent work before.”

If people are unable to attend the gallery during business hours, they can enjoy the works projected on the Crossroad Arts Window Gallery each weekday evening.

The front windows of 55 Wood Street come alive at night with projections of the artists’ works from 5pm for the duration of the exhibit.

A special free event will be held to coincide with the City Heart Fridays event program tonight with the exhibit open 4:30 - 7:30pm with wine and nibbles.

WHAT: Street View Gallery City Heart Fridays Event

WHERE: 55 Wood Street, Mackay

WHEN: Friday, December 2 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

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